So, the mojito is classic Cuban cocktail made up of white rum, sugar, mint, lime and seltzer. A divine bevvie during the heat of summer for sure. I made this one because I wanted another option for those who aren’t fond of tequila (there’s often a not too pleasant story that goes along with people who fall into that group.)
This proved to be another watermelon cocktail winner. Because the watermelon is so sweet naturally, I skipped adding the simple sugar syrup. You could easily make this with any other fruit juice – like The Spicy RD’s Cantaloupe Mojito (EA posted this just days before my watermelon version, which I love because often we are on the same food “kick” at the same time! Not to mention, she has amazing recipes on her blog – all gluten-free.)Print
- Yield: 1 drink
- 3/4 cup watermelon juice (pureed and strained)
- 5 mint leaves
- Juice from 1/2 of a lime
- 1.5 ounces white rum
- 1/4 cup seltzer or sparkling water
- Mint sprigs
- Pour about 2 tablespoons of watermelon juice into a glass. Add mint leaves and muddle the mint (press down with a muddler or a spoon) until the leaves are fairly bruised. Add remaining watermelon juice, lime juice and rum. Top off with seltzer and serve with a spring of mint, if desired.
I found that a large watermelon yields about 10 1/2 cups of strained watermelon juice.
So, yay or nay on tequila? Would love hear about your favorite summertime drinks (nonalcoholic included!)